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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Posted by on August 1st, 2018

“Breastfeeding.” via MedlinePlus, March 14, 2018, Public Domain.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

According to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week was created to bring awareness and focus to how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition, ensures food security in times of crisis, and is a part of breaking the cycle of poverty.

This awareness week takes place from today August 1st to Tuesday August 7th.  In addition to WABA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF are all showing support for breastfeeding to promote the public’s health. The objectives for this year’s awareness week are to inform, anchor, engage, and galvanize.

For more information on breastfeeding and its positive effect on infant health, see WABA’s press release (PDF), the UNICEF press release, and WHO infographics.

The hashtag being used on social media to bring awareness is #WBW2018.

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